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fda: very few should take baby aspirin daily. i'm female, 60, no hx of heart dis. or stroke w/ well-controlled hypertens. and t2diabetes. take or not?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
It's borderline: http://www.cvriskcalculator.com/ and if the risk is greater than 20% then it is higher than the risk of even minor effects of the aspirin.
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 29 years experience
As you are diabetic, your lifetime risk for CAD is elevated significantly. In fact the ACC categorizes diabetics as a Coronary artery disease equivalent. Therefore, as long as you have no other contraindications, enteric coated aspirin 81 mg warranted.
Oct 14, 2015

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